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What Is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When It Comes to Negligence?

The “reasonable person” doesn't actually exist. They are a fictional person that jurists use to provide opposing parties with an objective standard to resolve a negligence claim. The question of whether a defendant was negligent often comes down to the question, “Would a ‘reasonable person’ have behaved in the manner that the defendant did...

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How To Proceed With a Personal Injury Lawsuit in St. Petersburg, FL

Most personal injury claims never make it to trial. Even if you file a lawsuit, you will still have several weeks to several months until the trial date, giving you plenty of time to settle. If the defendant is too stubborn to offer an adequate settlement, however, you might have no choice but to...

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3 Elements of Standing to Sue

Before you can file any type of lawsuit, you must be able to establish your legal standing to sue. Legal standing is discussed in the federal constitution. In general terms, Florida’s standing law requires someone to have a “stake” or “interest” in the outcome of a case.  What is Legal Standing?  Standing to sue...

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Tampa Personal Injury Settlement Check

Many people who file a personal injury claim want to know how to “track my settlement check” or “how long after settlement do I get paid?” It is natural to want to know when you will receive your money for a personal injury case. Many people need that money to get back on their...

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Basic Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

The vast majority of personal injury claims settle out of court. You have probably heard of people who win significant settlements and asked yourself, “how much of that money actually made it into their pocket?”  The answer differs from case to case. Below is a discussion of the factors you need to consider if...

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What Is the Difference Between a Lawyer and an Attorney?

Most people think a lawyer and an attorney are the same thing and use the terms interchangeably. They’re not wrong to make this assumption, but there is a slight difference between the two. A good way to describe the difference is that an attorney is a lawyer, but a lawyer isn’t always an attorney....

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How Safe Are Motor Scooters in Clearwater, FL?

Recently, motorized scooters have soared in popularity in Florida and throughout the United States.  According to Bloomberg, ridership of electric scooters in the United States increased over 100 percent, from 38.5 million in 2018 to 88.5 million in 2019. Motorized scooters like mopeds and Vespas continue to be popular options, especially in coastal communities....

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When Are There Exceptions For The Statute Of Limitations?

When people learn that they only have four years to file a lawsuit for an injury, it seems like more than enough time. But as the time frame closes, it’s clear that there are many situations that require much more time. Your medical situation may not still be clear, and you may still be learning...

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How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Tampa Personal Injury Attorney?

A personal injury lawyer can be the difference between a fair compensation payout and a minimized settlement that doesn’t cover your medical bills. Most attorneys will rely on a contingency-fee arrangement which gives most people access to proper legal representation. Not only does this improve access to legal representation, but it also ensures that...

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My Child Got Hurt At Daycare: Filing A Daycare Accident Report

Nearly 1/4 of American children under the age of 5 attend a daycare, nursery, or preschool. Because most parents work outside of the home, they often have little choice but to entrust the care of their children to some form of organized care arrangement. But what happens when your child is injured while in the care...

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